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Control NumberNWDNC-263-COR3
MediaMaps and charts
Descr. LevelSeries
Record Group263
TitleMission Coverage Plots on Microfiche
Coverage Dates08/18/1960-05/31/1972
Creating Org.Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Intelligence. National Photographic Interpretation Center.
Record Type/GenreIndexes
Scope & ContentThese records pertain to certain missions flown by the CORONA and LANYARD photoreconnaissance satellite systems KH-1 through KH-4, KH-4A, KH-4B, and KH- 6, between August 18, 1960, and May 31, 1972. The records consist primarily of microfiche copies of plots depicting the comprehensive geographic coverage of each satellite pass taken over over Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. Coverage of Cuba and its neighboring islands is also indicated. For KH-4A mission 1048 and later, and KH-4B mission 1105 and later, these microfiche also include the supplemental mission coverage plots that depict coverage of each satellite pass taken over North America, Greenland, and Hawaii. Note that only those portions of each pass for which photography exists are included within the pass outlines. Note also that for the earlier missions areas of complete overcast, water coverage, and "camera off" have been omitted from the plots, but areas of limited coverage are included. In later missions, all frames are indicated, regardless of water coverage, total cloud cover, or a complete lack of imagery. By interpolation, researchers may determine the approximate frame numbers of the primary camera frames taken during these missions and use that information to access the imagery itself. Frontspieces to each document in this series correlate specific photographic coverages for each pass to specific World Aeronautical Chart geographic areas. Certain mission coverage plots for KH-4B missions include statistics such as preliminary mission data and the dates and Greenwich Mean Time of each pass. Plots for KH-4B missions 1114 and 1115 also include Target Coverage Summaries that list by name sites of specific interest to the photointerpreters who worked with the imagery. Other mission coverage plots include a list of control numbers (imagery can numbers) assigned by the National Photographic Interpretation Center to the film cans from the mission described.
ArrangementArranged numerically by mission number.
Finding Aids A list of missions for which mission coverage plots on microfiche exist is available in the Cartographic and Architectural Research Room.
See Also Record Group Description
Subject Ref.Reconnaissance Satellite; CORONA; LANYARD; KH-1; KH-2; KH-3; KH-4; KH-4A; KH-4B; KH-6; Keyhole
Geographic Ref.Asia; Europe; South America; Eastern Europe; Middle East; Africa; China; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; North America; Cuba; Mexico; Central America; Greenland; Canada; United States of America; Hawaii; Iran; Afghanistan; India; Australia; Haiti; Egypt
AccessUnrestricted -- declassified. EO 12951: Release of Imagery Acquired by Space-Based National Intelligence Reconnaissance Systems, February 22, 1995..
Containers-cs11--Index Card Box, 6 x 4 inch
Cf-copy set 1 0.209
Total Cubic Feet 0.209
Accession NumberNN3-263-96-1
Schedule NumberNC1-263-84-11 (Item 39)
ContactCartographic and Architectural Branch (NWDNC), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-713-7040 FAX: 301-713-7488